Marwhirn House

Crofts Estate, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Dumfries and Galloway

Day one! (or is it day two...)

A travel blog entry by jsafnuk on Jul 02, 2014

2 comments, 17 photos

... siege stories and history -visited a graveyard famous for it's memorial to grey friars bobby, a small dog that stayed by his night watch masters grave for apparently 14 years after his passing. This graveyard also had approximately 300 ancient gravestones but over 250,000 people buried there! They your guide said it is not unlikely to occasionally see pieces of bone sticking out of the ground due to erosion caused by the heavy rains and winds. This ...

Second day in Edinburgh

A travel blog entry by coe on Mar 24, 2014

2 comments, 17 photos

... a Witchery tour, which I loved! It was two guys (one was our guide and he was a vampire and the other was a foul clinger/lady/skeleton/monk who's main purpose was to scare us) who told us about the background of witches in Scotland with some added tails of other murderers and evil people. We walked around Edinburgh and along the way the second guy would randomly pop out or do things (like dumping water on us or firing firecrackers) connected to the tales we were hearing. I found it ...

First day of final week.

A travel blog entry by helentodd on Sep 16, 2013

... From Snab Hill to Stroanfreggan Bridge - a distance of 11.9 miles. Early stage of today's walk was along a country road, so fairly straight forward stuff into St Johns Town of Dalry. However, from then on, the going got a lot tougher! Walking across open moorland climbing and hopping over boggy ground was just part of the fun... crossing a field full of cattle including a large bull, was a little ...

Glasgow, Scotland

A travel blog entry by randallandmikey on Aug 25, 2013

12 photos

... the hills for half an hour. Then we caught a ferry and punted down a lake for an hour, in an area called The Lake District. Lots of old beautiful homes on the hills of the lake, all with their own boat houses.

We then had lunch in a village called Grasmere which was the home of William Wordsworth, the famous English poet and also Beatrix Potter, the author of Peter Rabbit. Lots of history for a little village.

We then travelled ...

Talk to Strangers

A travel blog entry by amzox on Aug 04, 2013

5 comments, 1 photo

... to all the pre-planned things that we intend to do.

So, in each city, I will write a letter to a stranger that will contain the following:

  • My favourite thing that we did or place that we visited
  • One interesting thing that I learnt – (a fact, a piece of advice, a story about someone)
  • An invitation to write their own letter to a stranger
Just to, y’know, sharpen the edge of life a bit.
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Location

This hotel, located on Crofts Estate, Dumfries and Galloway, is near Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Scottish Highlander, and Harburn Golf Course.
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